By Johnny Boston

  • Genre: Johnny Boston
  • Release Date: 2020-02-25
  • Advisory Rating: NR
  • Runtime: 1h 43min
  • Director: Johnny Boston
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 4.99


Fereidoun M. Esfandiary was a world-renowned author, futurist, and considered the father of Transhumanism. He accurately predicted tele-banking, gene therapy, 3D printing, and was so convinced that by the year 2030 there would be a “post-human” world where no problem was insurmountable, he officially changed his name to “FM 2030.” In 1999, FM 2030 was diagnosed with cancer. Without a way to see the world of 2030 naturally, he turned to science and had his brain cryogenically suspended - preserved and waiting for the future.Filmmaker Johnny Boston was only 10 years old when he first met FM, a meeting that evolved into a lifelong friendship. When Johnny learns years later that scientists are going to attempt the world’s first reanimation of a cryopreserved brain – that of his friend FM 2030 – he fights fiercely and with at times conflicting motivations for his own access to document the process. 2030 is that journey. Not quite a biopic or an homage or even a traditional documentary, 2030 is an engaging docu-drama with thriller and sci-fi flourishes that seeks to answer the deeply philosophical question “What will it mean to be human when technology has finally given us a world where no one dies?”



  • A phenomenal film that had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end.

    By Sarah Oslang
    This has to be by far the most original film I’ve seen for long time. I’m still processing it but it’s left me thinking about the future in ways that are both exciting and unsettling. Definitely recommend if your interested in the next phase of human existence.